"For instance, you may not want to call a spade a spade. You may prefer to call it a spatulous device for abrading the surface of the soil. Better, however, to stick to the old familiar, simple name that your grandfather called it." ~ Joseph Devlin
From the OH Cards come the image and word "dead end" and "expert:"
There are people who look at certain problems or questions and judge them to be be unsolvable. Then there are those who see a complicated snarl of knots yet have the patience to sit and slowly but surely untangle them one at a time. When I want to see the truth as the queen above sees it, sometimes the fast and easy explanation just won't cut it. My ego doesn't want to dig deeply - better to blame it on a person or event in the past and leave it at that. But like the cop that chases and finally corners a thief in a dead end alley, sometimes I have to peel away not-so-pleasant layers to find the truth underneath.